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Barbara Glasrud, Moorhead , Published September 11 2013

Letter: Even Forum once made a mistake

Moorhead High School yearbook editors might be consoled to know that their cover’s spelling error is not the only embarrassing local bindery goof.

In the 1970s, Melva Moline, with the cooperation of the paper, wrote a scholarly and well-researched – and very interesting – history of The Forum newspaper. The book has no title page, no publisher listed and no date of publication, but it is a handsome hard-cover volume with the title and author printed in gold-leaf on the front and on the spine. The problem was discovered after the binding was finished:

“THE FORUM: It’s First Hundred Years.”

When the grammatical goof was discovered, all that could be done was to put a small rectangle of gold leaf over the “It’s” on the cover, and to scratch out the “It’s” on the spine.